celiac artery

noun

Medical Definition of celiac artery

: a short thick artery arising from the aorta just below the diaphragm and dividing almost immediately into the gastric, hepatic, and splenic arteries

called also celiac axis, truncus celiacus

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“Celiac artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/celiac%20artery. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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